I sympathise with Buhari, APC, says Tinubu


Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed sympathy with the ruling party and President Muhammadu Buhari over the various challenges facing the government.

Speaking at a meeting with APC’s national working committee (NWC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Tinubu said there would be challenges in carrying out change in different sectors of the country.

The national leader said the party needs to look inward and should be repositioned if need be.

“We have never governed before, but governed the confidence of Nigerians to govern. We have a creed to really serve the country, change and reform the country,” Tinubu said.

“It is not easy to have those changes implemented like instant curfew. We have to grow it and face challenges. I sympathize with us and we should equally look at ourselves. Since we won the election, the expectations have been very high and the good will was extremely high. But where are we today?

“The solution is to seek opinion and advice on the various complex around some states or if there is any national one, to reconcile, move the party in a cohesive manner and reposition if need be, we should build confidence among ourselves.”

The APC national leader said the challenges President Muhammadu Buhari is facing are enormous.

“The challenges faced by our government and the president are enormous. It is only because people are not paying attention to the various statistics that are available and we have to push that I won’t touch those areas yet,” he said.

“The challenges of security, the challenges of reforms, re-engineering the finances of this country, stopping the corruption and challenging the status quo to change and reform ourselves are there. It doesn’t go away overnight. You work on and work hard at it.”

On his part, John Oyegun, national chairman of the APC, said there are issues that must be resolved in the party. He said the NWC would give Tinubu the needed assistance to help him carry out his assignment.

“There is no question at all that we have major issues with the National Assembly, major issues in Kano, Kogi, Benue states which the current challenge that we are facing,” Oyegun said.